BELOW THE BOTTOM RUNG 41 "» transferring populations, building n,ew villages. But we can do it, if only we are allowed.5 - 'We are as staunchly nationalist as-any• of the Congress. But we do not want the British to .quit India till our rights., are safe- guarded. If they do, our fate will be more terrible than the fate of any of the Oppressed peoples of Europe/ Can any sane man doubt to whom we ought to give our sup- port ? To Gandhi, the caste Hindu, who would fast, unto death rather than grant these 60 million outcasts the right of uniting into-an independent organization• which might challenge him.,? Or to Ambedkar, who has himself risen from the depths, and fought Ms way through a ceaseless barrage of insult and superstition,, to emerge triumphant as/the champion, of his people ? It is not always, in British history, that the path of honour is identical with the path of self-interest, but that is the situation, in India to-day. There is only one path that we should tread, for our own sakes, and for the sake of the underdog. Let us hope that we tread it.